|Free Edition (Version 1.8.0)||Standard Edition (Version 2.1.0)|
Allows end users to manage group membership for any groups that they are assigned as the manager of in Active Directory
If you have ever assigned a user as a manager of a security/distribution group in Active Directory, you may have noticed the option "Manager can update membership list" which grants the user permission to add and remove members from this group. The only problem with this is that there is no easy way for the user to actually make these changes, other than through Microsoft Outlook.
So Group Manager was designed to be an easy to use tool for end users to add and remove users/contacts/groups to any groups that they are managers of, for any organisations that do not have (or do not want to use) Microsoft Outlook for this task. It will also be useful for any organisations that are using Outlook but are moving to a hosted Exchange solution, as end users will not be able to make changes to the local domain through Outlook in this scenario.
No configuration required - automatically detects current user and finds only groups that they are manager of
Allows end users to add new members or remove existing members (users, contacts, computers, or groups) to any of the groups they manage
Works with groups that are managed by other groups that the user is a member of
User friendly and simple to use
Add members from other domains in your forest or from externally trusted domains
Control via Group Policy - control which types of objects the user can add to groups, whether or not they are allowed to remove existing members, and more
Export current group members to CSV file
Click here for Group Policy ADM file that allows control of all programs options via Group Policy and a guide that explains how to use it.
Free Edition Limitations
The free edition is intended to be used by smaller organisations where users only manage a single group, or by anyone that wants to test the application out before purchasing the standard edition. It is only able to manage a single group (if the user is a manager of more than one group then a warning will appear and they will only see the first group found) and the user is also not able to change any of the program options (manually or via Group Policy) or add new members from other domains.